Chilli cheese toast is a quick and delicious Indian snack! Spicy and cheesy….simply yum! It’s not to be confused with the chilli you get here in the US. It’s a simple, open faced toast with cheese and lots of spicy green chillies. Well it’s not the healthiest snack out there, but its alright to indulge in junk food once in a while, no? I just added colored bell peppers and corn to make this a little colorful :p
There isn’t any recipe to this as such, these are the quantities I used, so you can use them as mere guidelines, feel free to add any seasonings, veggies , cheese of your choice 🙂 Again this is a great option for an indulgent weekend breakfast or as a snack with a piping hot cuppa! Moreover it’s an attractive snack for kids too , although you could skip the green chillies altogether. This sure can be made healthier by using low fat cottage cheese instead 🙂
3 bread slices
1/2 cup finely chopped colored bell peppers
1/3 cup boiled corn
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon oregano
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 green chillies, chopped ( use as per desired heat)
pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
dried parsley , as required ( optional)
1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Butter as required
1.Mix the chopped bell peppers, boiled corn, onion, chillies and garlic in a bowl. Add salt, pepper & oregano. Mix well. Combine the shredded cheese in another bowl set aside.
2.Lightly butter the bread slices and toast them on a skillet/ tawa until light golden brown, transfer to a plate.
3.Now spread the prepared veggie mix generously all over the toasted bread slice, top off with shredded cheese, sprinkle some more of the veggie mixture, dried parsley & chilly flakes. Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese begins to melt, and the bread is nice and toasty. Keep an eye, or else it might burn. If you do not have the broil option then bake at 400 degree F for 5-10 minutes until the cheese melts . You may also do this on an iron or non stick skillet/ tawa , heat the skillet on medium low heat , then added the prepared toast, cover and let it cook on low heat , until the cheese melts.Transfer to a plate, cut into diagonals, serve with sweet chilli sauce/ ketchup.
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